At Phoenix, Reed Sorenson's average finish is 27.9 and his average running position is 27.9 over the past eight years.
In the span of less than 10 laps, Jimmie Johnson went from running in the top five to sitting in the garage at New Hampshire. He lost air pressure in his left rear tire on lap six, pitted for fresh rubber, and then crashed six laps later. He finished 42nd in the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Joey Logano clearly had the second-best car to his teammate Brad Keselowski when he was wrecked on lap 211 of 305 by one of the slowest cars on the track. As Logano attempted to pass Morgan Shepherd in the No. 33, the 72-year-old veteran lost control and slammed into the No. 22 sending him hard into the wall.
Another strong run for Kevin Harvick was derailed by a mistake in the pits. This time the decision to remain on track on gasoline fumes caused the No. 4 to stumble on the restart and limp to the finish in 30th.
Jeff Gordon attempted to stretch his fuel mileage at New Hampshire, but a green-white-checkered finish extended the race and caused him to run out of gas under caution. He finished 26th in the Camping World RV Sales 301. Gordon was in second when he ran out of gas.
NASCAR has a way of quickly humbling drivers. One week after scoring his career-first win at Daytona, Almirola wrecked in practice at New Hampshire and failed to fully recover during the race. He finished 23rd in the Camping World RV Sales 301.
If the Chase were to start next week, Paul Menard would still be in Chase contention. His 19th-place finish dropped him one spot in the standings to 11th and with four winners behind him, he would be ranked 15th.
Kurt Busch snapped a five-race, top-15 streak dating back to the Pocono 400 when he crossed under the checkers 17th.
Jamie McMurray finished 16th in the Camping World RV Sales 301 and climbed one position in the standings, but he remains well outside of the Chase cutoff in 21st without a 2014 victory to his credit.
Ryan Reed finishes 11th in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Greg Biffle’s Camping World RV Sales 301 effort got off to a shaky start with smoke from his left rear tire. The team managed to hang on until the first caution period, made the right adjustments, and kept Biffle in contention to earn a 15th-place finish.
Cole Custer finishes 8th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.